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Food

Spicing Up Your Easter Or Passover Meal

Passover and Easter are important times for faith and family, but they're also big occasions for food. Guest host Celeste Headlee is joined by Mexican chef Pati Jinich to help add some spice to your holiday table.

Spicing Up Your Easter Or Passover Meal

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Music

Creating Church Music: You've Got To Feel It

Earnestine Rodgers Robinson had no formal musical training. So when she volunteered to plan an Easter church program, she didn't realize it would lead to a successful career composing classical music. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life's work.

Creating Church Music: You've Got To Feel It

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Religion

Bishop: 'I See Marriage As A Sacred Institution'

Hundreds rallied outside the Supreme Court this week as the justices heard arguments in two gay marriage cases. Host Michel Martin speaks to Bishop Harry Jackson, who opposes same-sex marriage and spoke at the Marriage March, a rally held in Washington, D.C.

Bishop: 'I See Marriage As A Sacred Institution'

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History

The People Behind Guthrie's 'Deportee' Verses

Artist Tim Hernandez has uncovered a mystery behind the classic Woody Guthrie folk song, 'Deportee,' about a tragic plane crash in 1948 that killed 28 illegal immigrants. Hernandez talks with host Michel Martin about what inspired him to look into the real story.

The People Behind Guthrie's 'Deportee' Verses

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Wednesday

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Author Interviews

A Struggle To Fit In And Overcome Stereotypes In 'Ghana Must Go'

In Taiye Selasi's debut novel, members of the Sai family have trouble assimilating both in the United States and while in Ghana for the patriarch's funeral. Host Michel Martin speaks with Selasi about her novel and the immigrant experience.

A Struggle To Fit In And Overcome Stereotypes In 'Ghana Must Go'

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Music

American Idol Star on New Album

Singer Crystal Bowersox had a tough upbringing before she found stardom as a runner up on American Idol. Her latest album, All that For This, reflects a new and brighter chapter in her life. She shares her story with host Michel Martin.

American Idol Star on New Album

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The Impact of War

'Unwilling Witness': Former Journalist Recalls Iraq War

Sometimes, reporting on a war can be as difficult as being in one. Host Michel Martin speaks with former journalist, Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi, about the moment during the Iraq War when he decided to leave journalism.

'Unwilling Witness': Former Journalist Recalls Iraq War

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Around the Nation

NRA Represents Only A Fraction Of Gun Owners

Kentucky farmer James Gash is one of millions of American gun owners who don't belong to the National Rifle Association - the powerful lobbying group. Gash talks with host Michel Martin about why the NRA doesn't speak for him.

NRA Represents Only A Fraction Of Gun Owners

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Movie Interviews

Director Fuqua Melds Timely Plot, 'Dream' Cast In 'Olympus'

In Antoine Fuqua's thriller Olympus Has Fallen, the White House is invaded by North Korean terrorists. Angela Bassett, who plays the Secret Service director, and Fuqua talk about the film's casting — and about how it opens at a politically sensitive time.

Director Fuqua Melds Timely Plot, 'Dream' Cast In 'Olympus'

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World

Imperfect Gentleman Says Being Persian Is Hip

Spring is upon us, and so is the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Iranian-Americans and people across the Middle East and parts of Asia are celebrating. Michel Martin talks with Afro-Iranian-American comedian Tehran Von Ghasri about his favorite traditions.

Imperfect Gentleman Says Being Persian Is Hip

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Arts & Life

Tracing Latino Roots Via Sound

Sonic Trace is a Los Angeles multimedia project using sound to trace the roots of Latinos families' to their native countries. Producer Anayansi Diaz-Cortes speaks with host Michel Martin.

Tracing Latino Roots Via Sound

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